Workshops for digital curators

Effective digital curation allows the sharing of curated data among researchers and relies upon the UK research community as a whole developing data curation and preservation skills. 

To stimulate knowledge sharing throughout the higher education sector, the DCC co-ordinates a range of advocacy services nationwide – among them, our hugely popular workshops series. 

Further your knowledge of data curation

DCC workshops may combine case studies, presentations and/or interactive breakout sessions to explore some of the more complex issues affecting digital curators today. 

Places at our workshops fill up fast, and it’s a case of first come, first served. Bookmark this page or subscribe to our RSS feed or mailing list to stay informed about forthcoming workshops – and be sure to sign up for a space quickly to avoid disappointment.

LOCKSS Programme Kick-Off Meeting

Warwick, 6 April 2006
In conjunction with JISC, we held a programme kick-off meeting at Scarman House, Warwick Conference Centre, to launch the UK LOCKSS Pilot.

JORUM, JISC and DCC Meeting on the Long-term Curation and Preservation of Learning Objects

University of Glasgow, 9 February 2006
This meeting, which included members of JISC, JORUM and the DCC, discussed issues regarding the long-term curation and preservation of digital learning objects.

Joint Workshop on Future-Proofing Institutional Websites

London, 19 - 20 January 2006
Institutional websites have become an increasingly integral tool for disseminating key institutional information and for promoting institutional identities to the general public. The long-term survival, value, and usability of the information presented via institutional websites depends on numerous criteria such as the formats and codes selected for presentation, the capture and binding of associated metadata, the identification of the web resources, and the perceived quality of the web resources among current and future users.

CURL/SCONUL Joint Task Force on e-Research

London, 12 December 2005
"The growing UK research base must have ready and efficient access to information of all kinds." HM Treasury Science and innovation investment framework 2004-2014

Digital Curation and Preservation: Defining the Research Agenda for the Next Decade

University of Warwick, 7 - 8 November 2005
In conjunction with the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), the Council for the Central Laboratory of the Research Councils (CCLRC), and the British Library (BL), we delivered a two-day workshop at Scarman House, University of Warwick, to help shape the international digital curation and preservation research agenda for the next ten years.

Joint DCC/ERPANET Workshop: Long-term Curation and Preservation of Medical Databases

Lisbon, 13 - 14 October 2005
Enabling access to and re-use of digital information is an integral part of medical research and health-service provision and is essential for enabling accountability. This workshop explored the ways that practitioners can support accessibility and reusability of medical databases over time.

Joint DCC/DPC Workshop: Cost Models

London, 26 July 2005
Usable and practical cost models are essential for long-term, sustainable digital curation and preservation efforts. In conjunction with the Digital Preservation Coalition we held a one-day workshop that explored cost models for long-term curation at the British Library, London. At this event we provided case studies outlining practical examples of cost models currently being developed and overviews of international research activities looking into the development of cost models.

DCC Workshop on Long-term Curation within Digital Repositories

Cambridge, 6 July 2005
This event focused on practical tools and approaches that are currently being used or developed to assist with the long-term curation of digital information within digital repositories. In particular, this event examined ingest processes, description of digital information, preservation activity and certification efforts and how they can impact the long-term usability of digital information.

DCC Workshop on Persistent Identifiers

University of Glasgow, 30 June - 1 July 2005
The persistent identification of digital information can play a vital role in enabling its long-term accessibility and re-use. In recent years, there have been fragmented attempts to define a set of basic requirements for persistently identifying digital information. While workshops by CETIS and ERPANET have helped to highlight some of the major issues involved with persistent identification over time, widespread agreement on basic requirements has yet to be achieved.

Preservation Workflow Workshop

Budapest, 11 - 13 October 2004
The DCC was a co-sponsor of this ERPANET event.